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Video: Layering Stamps and Gradations Featuring the January 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit

Jan 11, 2022 Channin Pelletier

Hello, friends! Today I created a Valentine card featuring the new January My Monthly Hero Kit! This kit includes a beautiful layering stamp set and in this video I share one of my favorite techniques for adding depth and realism to your stamped images.

(If you are having trouble viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.)

To create this card I started with stamping the tree branch. I first positioned the base stamp for the leaves in my MISTI. Then I applied Taffy and Fruit Punch Reactive Inks to the stamp with blending brushes and then stamped onto Dove White cardstock. The blending blushes create gradations over the stamp resulting in a soft smooth ombre look. I repeated this process until I achieved my desired intensity of color.

Next I positioned the second stamp for the leaves (the detail layer) in my MISTI and partially inked up the stamp with Rose Madder and Crimson Bold Inks. I was careful to add the Rose Madder ink to the stamp in the same area of the image where I had previously stamped Taffy and Crimson where I stamped Fruit Punch. After I had stamped the detail layer for the leaves I positioned the detail layer for the branch and stamped that in Fog Reactive Ink.

Once I had finished stamping the branch I die cut it with the matching die and repeated the whole process to create a second matching branch. 

With the branches finished I stamped and gold heat embossed a swing and sentiment. Then I die cut the swing out with the matching die and fussy cut the sentiment.

Next, I ink blended the front of an A2 top-folding Dove White card base with Taffy and Fruit Punch Reactive Inks. After I ink blended the card front I sprinkled water over the card front to add water spots which creates an ethereal look. 

When the card base was dry I finished my card by adhering all the images and sentiment with foam adhesive. 

I hope you enjoyed my card and video! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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January 2022 My Monthly Hero
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white | Hero Arts
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PW100 Gold Embossing Powder | Hero Arts
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AF433 Fog Reactive Ink | Hero Arts
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2 Responses

Colleen J Howell

Colleen J Howell

January 19, 2022

This card is gorgeous! I love all the pinks, I purchased the monthly kit!

Patricia Wilson

Patricia Wilson

January 11, 2022

Such a pretty card. Loved the way you inked up the branch and got the gradation. Love this kit.

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